NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne has been told by a decide a jail sentence is “inevitable” just after he was observed guilty of sexually assaulting a woman at her Newcastle household two-and-a-half many years in the past.
Following 3 times of deliberating a jury on Monday afternoon uncovered Hayne, 33, guilty of two counts of sexual intercourse with out consent.
He was identified not responsible of the more serious prices of aggravated sexual intercourse without consent, recklessly inflicting real bodily harm.
Following a seven-working day trial in Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court docket, the jury of seven adult males and five women located the two-time Dally M winner and ex-NFL change responsible of the two choice costs of sexual intercourse assault.
Hayne scarcely reacted as the verdict was read through out by the jury, nodding two times and then hunting about at a group of supporters in the general public gallery.
The crown prosecution applied for Hayne to be taken into custody quickly.
But Mr Hayne’s barrister Richard Pontello SC properly argued for him to be provided bail on the situation he hand in excess of a $50,000 surety.
Judge Syme granted bail so that he could organise lodging for his family and for psychological reports to be compiled.
Hayne will now facial area a sentencing hearing on May 6 in Newcastle District Courtroom.
He is facing a highest attainable sentence of 14 yrs in jail.
“A custodial sentence is inescapable,” Decide Syme said.
Hayne pleaded not guilty and denied sexually assaulting the then 26-12 months-previous girl at her property at Fletcher, on Newcastle’s outskirts, in September, 2018.
His to start with demo in Newcastle last calendar year finished in a hung jury, on the other hand the jury of seven males and five females identified him guilty of doing oral and digital sex on the woman without the need of her consent.
Through her proof, which was replayed from Hayne’s to start with trial, the lady claimed she refused to consent to sexual intercourse due to the fact the ex-Parramatta fullback experienced a taxi ready outdoors.
He experienced been in Newcastle for a two-working day buck’s social gathering and experienced organised to fork out a taxi driver $550 to consider him back to Sydney, the place he was required to go to an function at Alexandria at midnight.
The lady, who can not be named for legal explanations, reported when she read the taxi beeping outdoors her bedroom window she fixed there was “no way” she was heading to consent to intercourse.
“Like my heart dropped since I felt like he had only arrive there for just one detail,” she stated.
“Like why would you get (the taxi driver) to wait outside the house for you for 20 minutes.
“I felt saddened for the reason that I felt like he ought to have only noticed me in one style of way.”
She explained the presence of the taxi built her feel “like absolute crap” and “sad and stupid for flirting with him to start”.
“I felt like — excuse my French — complete s*** about him finding a taxi driver to wait around exterior for that sum of time for the reason that he’s coming about to have sexual intercourse and leave,” she mentioned.
“He doesn’t want to satisfy me or have a discussion.”
The pair had communicated by means of social media for numerous weeks foremost up to the incident but had not satisfied deal with to face in advance of the evening of September 30 — the very same night as the NRL grand last.
“I’m not gonna lie, I imagined what it would be like to be f***ing you when you started out chatting,” the lady mentioned in a direct concept to Hayne on Instagram.
Hayne was consuming on the taxi experience to the woman’s residence and remaining the empty bottle of a pre-mixed alcoholic drink on the letterbox.
He stated he went into the woman’s bed room and lay on her bed wherever he tried to serenade her by singing alongside to some of his “go-to” music on YouTube, which includes an Ed Sheeran protect of Oasis’s Wonderwall.
In accordance to the girl, he forcibly kissed her all through and pushed her head into the pillow.
She described being overpowered by Hayne, who she reported pulled off her denims before sexually assaulting her despite her makes an attempt to end him.
She described his steps as remaining: “Forceful and rapidly, which is why I just can’t say for guaranteed how the personal injury was done.”
The woman experienced two lacerations and commenced bleeding about 30 seconds into the sexual experience.
A movie recorded by the complainant, which was performed to the jury, confirmed her bed and pillows protected in blood.
Though Mr Hayne bought up to clean his deal with in the bedroom’s ensuite, the female got in the shower and mentioned that the injury was “stinging like mad” as she watched the drinking water operate red down the drain.
After asking if a $50 note on the mattress was hers, he remaining on the journey to Sydney.
Quickly immediately after, the girl despatched him a string of text messages saying “I am hurting so much” and “I know I’ve talked about intercourse and stuff so considerably but I didn’t want to do that soon after recognizing the taxi was waiting for you”.
Mr Hayne replied: “Go doctor tomorrow.”
She also messaged a different close friend expressing he was “rough” and that he “ended up receiving his hand down there”.
“I claimed ‘stop’ and stuff and then I form of just allow it go mainly because he was so into it and pushy,” she claimed.
“I just truly feel like I let it transpire to myself by not screaming at him.”